Venue Details

4 Star Starred
The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118
617-817-6600
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
We had on street parking, there was also a parking garage across the street.
info Apr 02 2012 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Several restaurants nearby, we did not arrive early enough to have dinner first.
info Apr 02 2012 star this tip starred
Itchycat1
Ditto
info Apr 02 2012 star this tip starred
Itchycat1
Very casual is fine
info Apr 02 2012 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parking difficult on street . mostly resident parking. Parking lot too expensive for fringe theatre
info Apr 06 2012 star this tip starred
kei
The guy in the garage was rude
info Apr 09 2012 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.1 average rating
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22 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 30 2012

This is a very interesting play, very well acted. My companion and I spent quite a lot of time discussing it after the performance -- to me the hallmark of a good... continued

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22 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 12 2012

The play was...interesting - a little strange, but then, it was sci-fi.

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15 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 13 2012

Very interesting play in a unique venue. The play was extremely thought-provoking and my girlfriend and I talked about it all the way home. The acting was phenomenal... continued

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Website

http://www.ScienceFictionTheatreCompany.com

Description

What are we? Skin, bone and a hundred billion brain cells? Or is there something more? How does the conscious “you” clamber from the numb darkness of the brain box out into a world of people and places, pleasure and pain, love and loss? 

On Ego, by Mick Gordon and Paul Broks, asks “how does the kilo and a half of meat you call your brain become your mind?” 

When a lecturer named Alex is in a teleportation demonstration gone awry, creating two versions of Alex, he is faced with how to define what makes him him. Derek, his father in law, and scientific colleague, is determined to set the scales right, which means only one Alex can exist. 

His wife, Alice, is diagnosed with a Butterfly Glioma: a brain tumor that results in Capgras Syndrome, a disease with symptoms similar to late stage Alzheimer, and renders her unable to recognize any Alex at all.